Welcome To Arbor Grove Primary School


2025 Student Enrolments open Monday 15 April 2024.

In Western Australia, children can start their education in Kindergarten, however compulsory schooling starts the following year in Pre Primary.

Who Needs To Enrol?

You need to apply to enrol your children in school if they are:

  • Starting Kindergarten – 4 years old by 30 June 2025.
  • Kindergarten applications open Monday 15 April 2024 and close Thursday 18 July 2024.
  • Starting Pre Primary, the first year of compulsory school – 5 years old by 30 June 2025.
  • Changing schools. 

All children of compulsory school age must be enrolled in school and attend every day – this is the law.  All children must attend school up until they are 16 years old. Every child from Pre Primary to Year 12 is guaranteed a place at their local public school.

For more information on enrolling your child/children in school visit Enrolling in a public school - Department of Education

Please complete and return the Kindergarten - Year 6 Application for Enrolment to the school office by email or in person to enrol your child/children at Arbor Grove Primary School, with a copy of your child's Birth Certificate, Proof of your Residential Address and any relevant information related to your application.

Should you have any further queries please contact our school office by email arborgrove.ps@education.wa.edu.au or phone 6497 4800.

Enrolment and Administration Information

All enrolments are processed by the school’s Administration Office. To enrol at Arbor Grove Primary School there are a number of eligibility requirements.

Resident in the local intake area

The School Education Act 1999 guarantees a place for every child in the  compulsory years of schooling (Pre-primary to Year 6) in their local school. Arbor Grove Primary School is designated as a Local Intake School. The school has places for students in Pre Primary - Year 6 whose usual place of residence is within the boundaries of our local intake are that has been determined by the Department of Education. We require parents/carers to provide documentary evidence of the students’ legal name, age, proof of address and current Family Court Orders, if applicable, at the time of enrolment.

Families that do not reside within the catchment area are still welcome to complete an application and approval will be at the discretion of the Principal, based on class numbers.

Special Needs

Parents/carers of students with special needs are asked to contact the school, at the time of enrolment, to discuss their child’s unique requirements. This will ensure that the most appropriate program is put in place to meet the needs of their child.

Overseas Students

Students who are not Australian Citizens must present their passport and visa grant notice at the time of enrolment. Students born overseas, who are Australian Citizens, must present their passport. Some students on visas will be required to enrol through TAFE International WA (TIWA).

Immunisation Records

The school must sight a recent (printed within 2 months) copy of each student’s AIR History Statement (immunisation records) at the time of enrolment. A child’s immunisation is expected to be up-to-date upon entry to school. These include Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Polio, Whooping Cough, Diphtheria and Tetanus.

Immunisations can be obtained from your local GP or through your MYGOV Medicare online account.

Proof of Address

A current utility bill as well as either, a lease agreement (with a minimum of 6 months tenancy from date of enrolment), or rates  notice must be provided as evidence of current residential address in our local intake area.

Kindergarten Enrolment

Children can start Kindergarten when turning four years old by 30 June of the year they attend, if they are up to date with their immunisations. Applications for enrolment in Kindergarten for 2025 are accepted according to the following criteria:

  1. Children living in the intake area of the school and who will have a sibling enrolled at the school in 2025
  2. Children who live in the intake area of the school but will not have a sibling at the school in 2025
  3. Children who live outside the intake area of the school and who will have a sibling at the school in 2025
  4. Children who live outside the intake are of the school and who won't have a sibling at the school in 2025

Kindergarten is non-compulsory schooling and the enrolment process completed for Kindergarten only covers that year.

*ALL Kindergarten students must repeat the enrolment process for Pre Primary.*

Pre Primary Enrolment

Pre Primary is the first compulsory year of schooling and children attend five full days per week. Children commence Pre Primary when turning five years old by 30 June of the year they attend.

Access Restrictions

Parents/carers are reminded that the School Education Act 1999 obliges parents/carers to inform schools of any Family Court Orders or other orders which are applicable to their children. The school must sight the original documents and all details are treated in the strictest confidence. Any changes to orders must be provided to the school as soon as possible.